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Caribbean arrivals up, visitor spend trending positively!

Visitor arrivals to the Caribbean is up in the first quarter of 2014 and so is visitor spend, said the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO).

Figures released by the CTO at Caribbean Week in Toronto, Canada on June 25, show a 2.2 per cent increase in stopover arrivals between January and March 2014, with cruise visits to the region up by 2.3 per cent.

According to CTO chairman, Beverley Nicholson-Doty, the Caribbean tourism sector has recorded improvements when compared to the corresponding period in 2013.

Visitor spend was also trending upwards, she announced, noting the increased arrivals and improved average visitor spending in the accommodation sub-sector so far. A rise of around four per cent in total spend region-wide is predicted this year.

"The accommodation sector also ... read more

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